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Daina Bouquin competes in the first Winter Swimming Championships in North A...
Last weekend, more than 40 swimmers from around the country competed in the inaugural American winter swimming championship in northern Vermont. They swam in a two lane pool cut into an icy lake.
David Treuer is the author of three previous novels and two books of nonfict...
Native American writer David Treuer bases the World War II camp for German prisoners on a real-life one that existed near the village of Bena, Minn., on the Leech Lake Reservation where he grew up.
Mr. and Mrs. Disraeli: A Strange Romance...
Daisy Hay's new book is a joint biography of 19th century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli and his wife, Mary Anne, whose fortune and status as a gentile helped boost her husband's career.
Mark Woollen has created trailers for many Oscar-nominated films, including Boyhood, The Theory of Everything and Birdman. He talks about how he crafts an audience's first glimpse of a film.
At the Academy Awards, many of the big winners were expected — but the ceremony drew energy from their speeches, which addressed a gamut of issues, from equal pay for women to immigration.
An Oklahoma legislative panel is reviewing the latest Advanced Placement U.S. History course and could cut funding for it in the state's schools. Lawmakers complain the course focuses on the negative.